Dear Reader November/December 2018

August 3rd, 2021 by Bryan

WFCT: That’s a Wrap

By Tara Taffera

The Window Film Conference and Tint Off was a resounding success, but it’s not the record crowds that has me so pleased. It was really cool to meet many of you in person, to see two of our newer staff members soak up everything that has to do with window film and to be right there when the competition winners were announced.

Here are my favorite moments:

1 Seeing Chris Brooks win the Customer Service Competition. When the winners are announced they go straight to the media room and that is where, for the past two years, I get to interview all the winners. So when Robinson came back, I thought wait I know him, he looks familiar. Well, yes he does because he has won the architectural and auto competitions in past years. He has now completed the trifecta! I mean how great is it to have someone so competent and well versed in all areas—not just the technical but in customer service as well?

2 Being there when Chris Robinson met Richard Rawlings. WINDOW FILM magazine hosted a private lunch for the industry’s top dealers with the keynote speaker Richard Rawlings, host of Fast n Loud on the Discovery Channel. Once I presented each dealer with their award they were able to get a photo with Rawlings and I heard Robinson describe himself as a huge fan! I was happy to be a part of an event that brought Rawlings and this group together.

3 Realizing yet again the talent of our staff. Seeing our staff member Daniel Snow, the ultimate car guy, moderate the session with Richard Rawlings, was amazing. Who knew he had such ease on stage? I could go on about each of our staff members but sadly don’t have the room. But they are amazing and that includes Emmariah Holcomb and Katie Brown who were there covering all the action.

4 Seeing Rosemia Tiglao win the Ford F-150 Truck. People who know me are probably sick of me talking about this but this was the best moment of the show for me. If there were ever a time that restores your faith in humanity it was this one. Eight finalists had one of the keys that would make them a very lucky attendee.

Let me set it up for you. First, the suspense built as seven people walked up with their keys which did not open the box. Then Rosemia tried and it opened. And she almost faints. Her husband jumps in delight—but he wasn’t the only one. One of the finalists with a key who did not win, was jumping up and down with Rosemia and her husband as if he did. Our customer service manager Janeen Mulligan was in tears. I was in tears. And our very quiet video producer Chris Bunn said it was one of the best moments of the show.

There are many others, and I know all of you have your favorites as well. Thanks for sharing it all with us and we will see you next year. And no we don’t know yet if we are giving away another truck. Stay tuned …

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